Friday, November 26, 2021

Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) Management

 



400 m - away from killer whales south of Ucluelet and Campbell River 
(400 yards in front or behind SRKW, 300 yards beside SRKW - USA law).

200 m - away from killer whales in all other parts of BC.
200 m - away from cetaceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises) resting or with calf.
100 m - away from all other cetaceans (100 yards from other marine mammals - USA law).


1.) Swiftsure Bank - July 16 until October 31.
2.) Strait of  Juan de Fuca - August 1 until October 31.
3.) Southern Gulf Islands - July 4 until October 31 
(based on first confirmed presence of Southern Resident killer whales).

1.) Swiftsure Bank - June 1 until November 30.
Southern Gulf Islands - June 1 until November 30:
2.) West Side - North Pender Island.
3.) East Point - Saturna Island.


Stop fishing - do not haul gear within 1000 m of killer whales.
Less than 7 knots - within 1000 m of the nearest marine mammal (1/2 mile SRKW - USA law).
Turn off echo sounders - and fish finders when not in use.
Idle and allow animals to pass - if your vessel is not in compliance with distance regulations.

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Galiano


 

Alki & Sonic

 

Alki (J36 1999) with her firstborn a son Sonic (J52 Apr 2015 - Sep 2017). Sonic was born shortly after Alki's sister Scarlet (J50 Dec 2014 - Sep 2018).  Scarlet was Slick's (J16 1972) fifth offspring.
photo - Rachael Griffin (2015:04:19 15:49)

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Wood Ducks

Male and female Aix sponsa with a female Anas platyrhynchos, Galiano Island BC.